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Each year hundreds of volunteers help us to open the doors of the city’s iconic and hidden architectural spaces. It’s a fantastic opportunity to get behind the scenes at festival venues, meet interesting people and develop new skills.


We are currently looking for:

  • Event volunteers – who will be designated to a specific venue/event over the weekend and help them open their building to the public.
  • Festival volunteers – who will help the team in the lead up to the weekend and be our ‘eyes and ears’ on the weekend itself.


Depending on your availability and area of interest we’ll assign you a venue/activity to suit you.


As a thank you for volunteering, you will also receive:

  • A complimentary printed programme (usually £3)
  • Invite to the festival wrap up party


If you’d like to volunteer – please fill in the 5 minute survey online.

"I'm an architecture student and volunteering with Bristol Open Doors gave be a great insight into the profession and also introduced me to some really inspiring people."


- Carys Marshall, Festival Volunteer


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